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Obstructing Implementation of Nord Stream 2 is Difficult: Poland's PM

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7Dnews London

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 11:58 GMT

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview Sunday 27th January, that despite vocal opposition to the project by Warsaw, halting the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was not easy, as the project was being implemented by two top powers, Russia and Germany.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, Morawiecki noted: "One should honestly say to himself: two strong states, where the first one, Russia, is a global power and the other one, Germany, is the fourth economy of the globe, decided to build a gas pipeline."

He stated that the Polish side believes that this project contradicts European norms.

The Prime Minister claimed: "We need allies that would clearly put forward this issue. We are trying to act for several years already in a way that the others also criticize this pipeline. However, let me return to the first thought - these are two strongest states. It is not simple to prevent them from anything."

The Nord Stream 2 project includes construction of two gas pipeline lines with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year, from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing the transit states of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries. The Nord Stream 2 will then connect Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea


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